Definition of foundation garment in US English:

foundation garment


  • A woman's supporting garment, such as a girdle.

    ‘her costumes require her to wear tight-fitting foundation garments’
    • ‘After measuring the hips, waists, and chests of our mostly elderly customers, I would go into the stock room to find the proper ‘foundation garment.’’
    • ‘Spandex is used in foundation garments and hosiery.’
    • ‘There are also foundation garments there (or good old fashioned support hose, available at your local drugstore) that slim and smooth the hip area.’
    • ‘When ordering, be sure to match the appropriate foundation garment to the selected wardrobe.’
    • ‘I was given tasks and chores to do, more than was humanly possible, and all to be performed while wearing constricting foundation garments, heels and a wig.’
    • ‘Today's foundation garments are designed to show.’
    • ‘You can slim those hips by slipping into a ‘foundation garment’ along with some silky underwear.’
    • ‘But change was coming and the third use of the foundation garment was about to be challenged.’
    • ‘The fabric, construction, and style indicate an average, utility foundation garment worn by a middling woman.’
    • ‘Pulling a look together meant the proper foundation garment that would keep everything in place.’
    • ‘Have the bride wear the same foundation garments and shoes she'll wear on her wedding day during the muslin bodice fitting.’
    • ‘She points out that today the enhancements and distortions of various body parts previously provided by foundation garments are now being replaced by the fashion of displaying a healthy body acquired through diet and exercise.’
    • ‘I witnessed a woman take a bundle of foundation garments to the exchange counter at Marks and request a refund.’
    • ‘I always found bike shorts, foundation garments, and the like a bit too heavy for me.’
    • ‘It is not uncommon for the straps of foundation garments to slide off the shoulder of the wearer.’
    • ‘One of most curious abandoned items was a corselette, a woman's foundation garment, not easily removed.’
    • ‘Always wash a foundation garment in a large bowl to avoid bending the garment more than is necessary.’
    • ‘Now the Japanese have perfected the formula that will keep foundation garments in tip-top condition.’
    • ‘In order for your gown to look its best, your foundation garments must fit perfectly.’
    • ‘To me the word ‘Shapers’ suggests transformation or sculpting, like control-top pantyhose, corsets or mumsy foundation garments.’